One of the things I still love about living in England is the unpredictability of our weather. You just never know what you are going to get. We enjoy a temperate maritime climate - greatly influenced by the moods of The Atlantic Ocean and the fickleness of the North Atlantic jet stream.
Last year at this time we were enjoying honeyed summer warmth. I went up to Leeds to watch England beat Costa Rica in a World Cup "warm up" match. But the fans had no need to warm up. We were in T-shirts waving the red and white flags of our country.
Today, I can hear a wind from the north buffeting our chimney pots. There has been so much rain that I cannot get out in the garden to do some desperately needed tidying up before our holiday and there's a leak in the kitchen...what am I gonna do? It's also pretty cold for June.
Anybody who arranged weddings for last weekend will have been sorely disappointed by the weather which will have surely put a dampener on things. The weekend ahead doesn't look much better. I guess this is a great time to jet away to Santorini sunshine with its more predictable June weather - sunshine every day with 29 degrees centigrade expected for the next two weeks. I must remember my hat and sunglasses.
On days like today, it would be quite easy to side with climate change deniers. In fact today's evidence suggests that we are experiencing global cooling and if Noah is still at his boatyard he should probably get that ark finished tout suite.